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This session will guide you through the UCAS application process and give advice, guidance and top tips on how to make your UCAS application stand out from the crowd.

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Join us to find out how the student finance application process works, what funding you may be eligible to receive, and hints and tips on how to manage your money whilst at university.

Artwork involving a squirrel lying down
conference

This one-day international animal studies conference aims to convey a sense of what the interdisciplinary field of animal studies looks like in 2020.

Blue autoclave
webinar

Dr Yiling will be showcasing the autoclave (Italmatic), this Italmatic autoclave is an extraordinary piece of machinery that is worth £180k and is able to produce a large size sample of composite materials.

Moon and mountains

Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. The 7th annual Being Human Festival takes place between 12-22 November with the theme of ‘New Worlds’, perfectly timed to reflect on the radical global changes of 2020.

A globe

This series of ten mini podcasts looks at how objects in various Derbyshire collections can be the start of larger stories and honest conversations about our past, present and future. Through themes of exploration, exploitation and Empire, we will discover how these collections connect the local to the global, and how they continue to shape our city and county.

An old map of the world

Join us for this online event to explore one of Derby Local Studies and Family History Library’s greatest treasures and help us to solve a mystery! Hermann Moll’s The World Described is a set of the most complete maps produced in 18th century Britain and his work was inspiration for the imaginary maps in Gulliver’s travels. But how did they get here and who used them?

Notes in a scrapbook

In this online craft event, you will make your very own scrapbook with simple everyday materials, while learning about why people have cut and pasted to create their own records of history over the past 200 years.

Derby Museum

In this workshop, we will co-produce labels for the latest addition to the Objects of Love, Hope and Fear: A World Collection’ - a painting by Punjab-born artist Gurbux Singh Theathi depicting Sikh Guru Amar Das’ Free Kitchen, painted in the 1980s and given to the museum by Derby’s Guru Ajan Dev Gurdwara in 2001. Pre-booking is essential.

Derwent Valley Mills drawing

In this online workshop, we will be inspired by Derbyshire Record Office’s collection of maps of the Derwent Valley to make our own map wall-hangings out of simple materials. A selection of images will be added to the Derbyshire Record Office’s collection to represent what the area means to us today.

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With so many choices available, making decisions about university can be difficult. Join us for tips on how to narrow down your top 5 choices to ensure you are making the right decision for you.

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webinar

During this hour-long webinar, we’ll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner with the University of Derby Online Learning.

Burning lime kilns

For eighteenth-century poet Anna Seward, lime kilns were the source of not only ‘suffocating smoke’ but also the ‘savage grace’ of the Derbyshire landscape. This online talk will bring the lime kilns back to life through the travel writing, poetry and art they inspired, as well as the everyday reality of what it was actually like to live under their shadow.

Christmas Carol at Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre has been through many reinventions and rebirths. Founded in 1948, paid for by donations by Derby residents, it rose like a phoenix from the ashes after a major fire in the 1950s, to become Derby Playhouse in the 1970s. In 2010 it was bought by the University. This online workshop uses the theatre’s archive as a starting point for vital conversations about its future.

Headshot of Marc Cowling smiling
public lecture

Entrepreneurs are held in high esteem by the general public and governments across the world. In this lecture we challenge whether this support is justified, establish the myths and truths of entrepreneurship, and ask a simple but important question: Does entrepreneurship pay?

Derbyshire Record Office contain letters, diaries and other materials

In this online artist-led workshop, we will learn about Lady Jane, wife of the polar explorer Sir John Franklin and her collection of mementoes from around the world. There will also be the opportunity to create your own cabinet of curiosities to keep small items in and learn how to conserve them for future generations!

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conference

Join us as for this virtual event as we explore the important research being carried out within the newly formed College of Health, Psychology & Social Care. 

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networking

We are back – on 25th November at 4pm till 5pm join us for our first virtual Network of Entrepreneurs event.

3d printing a red object
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying engineering online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Justin Steele-Davies, Academic Lead for Engineering.

Engineering webinar
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Boris Ceranic, Academic Lead for Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration.

Student sitting at a computer in the Bloomberg Suite
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Accounting and Finance online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Anthony Stevenson, Academic Lead for Accounting and Finance.

People networking at a business event
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying our new revalidated Strategic Management MSc online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Yukari Iguchi, Academic Lead for Strategic Management.

Eco-friendly housing behind a lake
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Sustainability and Environmental Management online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Uche Okere, Academic Lead for Sustainability and Environmental Management.

Engineers in hi-vis and white helmets discuss plans
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying our Civil Engineering and Construction Management MSc online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Derek Spalton, Programme Lead for Civil Engineering.

Teacher with children undertaking a colouring activity
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Health and Social Care online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Pauline Green, Academic Lead for Health & Social Care.

Eco-friendly housing behind a lake
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Environmental Health online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Bruce Birkett, Academic Lead for Environmental Health.

Lady sitting and talking to a man
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Counselling and CBT online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead for Counselling.

People networking at a business event
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Business and Management online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Valentina Gorchakova, Academic Lead for Business and Management.

Hardwick Hall
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying a Public History and Heritage MA Online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Cath Feely, Academic Lead for Public History and Heritage.

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This session will guide you through what to expect once you’ve submitted your application, what to do once you receive offers, and what to expect in your first few weeks of starting university.

People networking at a business event
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying an MBA online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Anthony Stevenson, Academic Lead for Business and Management.

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webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying an iPGCE online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Andy Bloor, Academic Lead for iPGCE.

Students with reflection of computing code over their faces
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Cyber Security online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Azad, Academic Lead for Cyber Security.

Teacher with children undertaking a colouring activity
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying an MPH online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Jo Brown, Programme Lead for the MPH.

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Budgeting whilst you’re at university doesn’t need to be difficult. In this session we will explore how best to budget whilst at university and provide top tips on how to manage your money.

Student wearing headphones at a laptop participating in an online webinar
webinar

During this hour long webinar, we’ll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner with the University of Derby Online Learning.

Hospitality student setting a table at an event
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Hospitality online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Yukari Iguchi, Academic Lead for Hospitality.

Eco-friendly housing behind a lake
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying an Environmental Assessment and Control MSc online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr. Richard Pope, Programme Lead for Environmental Assessment and Control.

Student wearing headphones at a laptop participating in an online webinar
webinar

During this hour-long webinar, we’ll take you through the basic principles of how online learning works and what you can expect as an online learner with the University of Derby Online Learning.

Student nurses standing in group and smiling
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Nursing and Perioperative Practice online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Alan Williams, Academic Lead for our Nursing and Perioperative Practice portfolio.

Students with reflection of computing code over their faces
webinar

Join this webinar to discover more about studying Computing and IT online at Derby. The webinar includes a 30 minute presentation from Dr Tariq Abdullah, Academic Lead for Computing and IT.

ZMorph Multitool 3D printer
public lecture

Professor Paul Wood will talk about 3D printing and additive manufacturing research at the University of Derby's Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering; covering applications and fundamental research in the transport, infrastructure and medical sectors and the impact of this research on the beneficiaries.

Headshot of Carley Foster looking into the distance
public lecture

In this lecture, Professor Carley Foster will discuss the role of retail in the community. Rather than viewing retail as simply a transaction between the buyer and seller, she will explore how retail experiences can be co-created so that the retailer can embed themselves within the community and protect themselves from turbulent trading conditions.

Headshot of Stephan Reiff-Marganiec smiling
public lecture

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec discusses the great emergence of smart technology, the opportunity it provides to improve our daily lives, but also the human worries that are increasingly associated with it.

Headshot of Kate Moss smiling
public lecture

Professor Kate Moss will discuss her research on the hidden crisis of women’s homelessness and one of the major precipitators, domestic abuse.